The Ninth Wife: A Novel

Paperback | August 11, 2015

byAmy Stolls

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“I love this book’s deft, fresh take on male-female relationships.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me

“A vibrant, nuanced novel about marriage, identity, and the moment when we realize that the shimmer of fantasy pales next to the tumultuous reality of ordinary, everyday happiness.”
—Carolyn Parkhurst, author of The Dogs of Babel

In The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls, Bess Gray has just learned that the man she loves, the man who asked for her hand in marriage, has been married eight times before. This funny, touching, and surprising novel follows Bess on her cross-country odyssey to learn about her oft-wed fiancé from the eight ex-spouses who came before. Stolls, an acclaimed author of Young Adult novels and winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award brilliantly explores the very grown-up world of male-female relationships and family dynamics in the delightful, unforgettable new masterwork of contemporary women’s fiction.

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“I love this book’s deft, fresh take on male-female relationships.”—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me“A vibrant, nuanced novel about marriage, identity, and the moment when we realize that the shimmer of fantasy pales next to the tumultuous reality of ordinary, everyday happiness.”—Carolyn Parkhurs...

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What sane woman would consider becoming any man's ninth wife?Bess Gray is a thirty-five-year-old folklorist and amateur martial artist living in Washington, DC. Just as she's about to give up all hope of marriage, she meets Rory, a charming Irish musician, and they fall in love. But Rory is a man with a secret, which he confesses to Be...

Amy Stolls's young adult novelPalms to the Groundwas published in 2005 to critical acclaim and was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. A former environmental journalist who covered the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, she is currently a literature program officer for the National Endowment for the Arts. She lived in Washington, DC, w...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061851892

ISBN - 13:9780061851896

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“THE NINTH WIFE is a vibrant, nuanced novel about marriage, identity and the moment when we realize that the shimmer of fantasy pales next to the tumultuous reality of ordinary, everyday happiness.”